Hyderabad: A drunk techie who was driving a car mowed down two youngsters who were taking selfies on the newly-inaugurated Biodiversity junction flyover at Raidurgam around 12.45 am on Sunday.
Four others, who were also on the flyover around the same time suffered injuries but are stated to be out of danger. N. Sai Vamshi and his friend V. Praveen Kumar, both 22, were heading towards Gachibowli and stopped near a curve on the flyover. They were taking selfies after parking their bike on the left side of the road.
At the same time, cousins C. Sai Krishna and C. Pavan Kumar were pushing their bike that had a punctured tyre towards Gachibowli while two others P. Muralikrishna and G. Subhash, were travelling on a bike on the same route.
Meanwhile, P. Abhilash, 28, a software engineer working with an MNC, and resident of Kukatpally, rammed his speeding car (TS08 FY 1069) into Sai and Pavan, and then Vamshi and Praveen, and before the came to a halt after hitting another bike.
“The impact of the crash was so horrifying that Vamshi and Praveen were thrown to the ground below the flyover. They died on the spot, while the remaining four sustained minor injuries,” said Raidurgam inspector S. Ravinder. Abhilash has been taken into custody. His blood alcohol content was recorded at over 200 mg.
A case has been registered against him, the inspector said. Vamshi worked as a salesman with a mobile carrier company while Praveen was a photographer.
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